Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette Review + Swatches

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

Hello everyone!

I have had this palette for over a year so I think it’s about time I did a review on it! It’s also good to note that this picture was taken months ago and it certainly doesn’t look like this now – I’ve panned two shades!

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

I bought this palette when I completely panned my YoungBlood Cosmetics one – click here to see my review on that. That contour kit was amazing so I didn’t know if this could top it to be honest. However, I feel like they are very similar consistency wise and the shades are not too different either.

kat von d shade + light contour palette

The formula is extremely pigmented, buttery soft, blend-able and lasts really well on oily complexions without separating throughout the day. The shades are also very complimentary for many skin tones – For my neutral fair skin tone I can use all but the two on the far right (levitation and subconscious). However, these are so pigmented that you can easily use the shades that don’t work for you as eye shadows.

kat von d shade + light contour palette
Left to right: lucid, lyric, and levitation
kat von d shade + light contour palette
Left to right: sombre, shadowplay, and subconscious

I have nothing bad to say about these powders; but I will point out that even though the packaging is gorgeous it is on the bulky side so definitely not travel friendly!

What do you think about this contour palette? Is there one you’d recommend?

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Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Welcome back!

I found this palette at Winners (TJ Maxx) for $25 CAD and was beyond excited to try it out! These mini tin palettes have been at Sephora for years and they recently repackaged and slightly reformulated the shadows so this specific product can be found at outlet stores or online.

Too Faced Natural Matte Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

I really like the packaging – it’s cute, compact and super sturdy. I can tell that nothing will happen to these shadows if I drop this palette. This palette has a magnetic closure which is nice because it doesn’t open easily. The shades that you get in this palette are brownish neutrals with some leaning more towards cool (pink) and some more warm toned.

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

These shadows are not crazy pigmented but can be built up to have decent color. They are not too soft but rather fairly pressed in so there is hardly any fallout while applying. I reach for this palette when I want a soft neutral eye look because it’s super easy and all the shades work with each other. I would also recommend this for beginners because the shades are very soft and not too pigmented so you can’t mess this up, it is also easy to blend out.

I had to build up the swatches below in order to get decent pigmentation. The lighter shades were especially hard to get pictures of.

Left to right: Heaven, Lace Teddy, and Nudie.

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Left to right: Cashmere Bunny, Strapless, and Honey Butter.

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Left to right: Sexspresso, Risque, and Chocolate Cookie.

Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette

What do you guys think of the Too Faced palettes?

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Morphe 35O Palette Review + Swatches

Morphe 35O Palette

Hi everyone!

This is my most used palette ever. I completely understand the hype on this because the shades are gorgeous and the quality is really good! It has everything you need in one palette – shimmers/mattes, warm shades/cool shades, light shades/dark shades. All except a matte black which is a bit disappointing.

Morphe 35O Palette

So I’ve had this palette for over a year and just now realized that I did not do a review on this! This is why the palette looks practically untouched in these pictures – I have hit pan on multiple shades currently! I won this in a blog giveaway (link below) and was beyond excited to try it out given the amazing reviews that it had online.

The packaging is fairly decent; it does not include a mirror but it isn’t bad since I’ve had this for over a year and haven’t broken it yet. However, if you drop it on hard wood I can imagine the shadows either coming loose or shattering in the palette.

I really like how they included different types of finishes in one palette; you have matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, and duo chrome. The matte finishes are so blend-able and creamy! The shimmers and metallic finishes can be slightly powdery but I apply them with my finger and that minimizes the fallout. I know there are so many swatches available online but I did a few to give you an idea of the great pigmentation and creaminess of these shadows if you haven’t seen them yet.

A few of the matte shades – swatched with fingers.

Morphe 35O Palette

Shimmer shades swatched with fingers.

Morphe 35O Palette

These pictures don’t do them justice; they are incredibly gorgeous especially in outdoor lighting.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this palette. I’ve heard Morphe charges a lot on shipping but other than that this is a great buy and I would definitely purchase this once most of the shades are finished.

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I won this product in a giveaway. Click here to visit Melissa’s blog!

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette (Naked) Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked

Hello again!

This is probably my favourite e.l.f. eyeshadow palette that I have because the formula is amazing! This palette is definitely comparable to much higher-end palettes. They have 2 other shades, this review is on the “Naked” palette.

The formula of these shadows are very buttery and pigmented. I find that applying them with my finger works better than with a brush since it picks up the product better. When I pat them on my eyelid with my finger I do not get any fallout as they stick well to any base. When used with a brush it can get powdery and has some fallout during application. They last very well throughout the day.

All 6 shades are shimmery; there are no mattes, so I use other shadows for my transition and crease shades. As the name of this palette suggests, these are all neutral shades.

The swatches below are in order from left to right as placed in palette.

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked

e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette Naked

I would definitely recommend this palette if you are looking for shimmery neutral shades. e.l.f. often has deals and discounts on their website so you can get this palette for as low as $5; definitely worth it.

Have you tried the prism palettes?

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Dupe? W7 In the Buff Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

W7 in the buff eyeshadow palette

W7 in the buff eyeshadow palette

Hi everyone!

I have seen this palette as a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, and when I saw this on eBay for only $8.99, I had to try it out! The links are below as always.

W7 in the buff eyeshadow palette

These shadows are very pigmented and smooth; there is two matte shades (buff & chocolate) which are a bit powdery. They last all day on the eyes; I noticed little fading after 8+ hours. They have a bit of a fall out while applying but that can be fixed by either placing a tissue under the eyes or doing the eyes before the face makeup. They apply beautifully and not patchy at all, even the matte shades are very blend-able.

The colors are beautiful, the first shade (buff) does not show up in pictures because it is very close to my skin color; just a bit more yellow. The first two pictures below are of the first 6 shadows from the left of the palette; the 3rd and 4th picture is of the 6 shadows on the right of the palette.

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W7 in the buff eyeshadow palette

W7 in the buff eyeshadow palette

W7 in the buff eyeshadow palette

I recommend this if you do not want to buy the Naked 2 palette but like similar colors.

Have you tried this?

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e.l.f. 144-Piece Bright Eye Shadow Palette Review + Swatches

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

Hello again!

Today I’m reviewing the e.l.f.’s bright palette. Before we begin, if you haven’t already, click here to see my review on the neutral palette.

There are much more bright, summery colors in this palette but they still kept a bunch of neutral shades on the sides. This palette includes matte, shimmer, satin, and metallic shades, which makes it much easier to create a look without reaching for other shadows. I love using this for a pop of color on my lower lash line when I want a specific shade of blue or green, I always reach for this.

The quality is pretty much the same as the neutral palette, except a bit more powdery; but you can always apply it the same method you would apply a loose pigment. The shimmer colors are the best quality, they are much more buttery and pigmented. The matte shades are the least pigmented, same as the neutral palette. I would recommend this palette to those who do not want to spend a lot but want to increase their eye shadow collection.

I did not use primer under the swatches or water to intensify them. I ran the color on the back of my hand a few times with my finger.

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette7

What do you think of this palette?

e.l.f. 144 Neutral Palette Review + Swatches

e.l.f. 144 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

e.l.f. 144 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone!

I had a comment on a post about this eyeshadow palette; wondering if it is any good. So I decided to do a full review on it.

Firstly, just by looking at the palette you see some matte, satin, shimmer, and a few metallic shades. There are some deep shades of purple, orange, and green in this palette, which help you to incorporate some color in your eye look. Each individual pan is an okay size as I have used some of these shades many times but have not hit pan yet. I had bought this on their 50% off sale months ago. It is normally $15 but I got it for $7.50 at the time along with the colorful 144 palette which I will do a review on soon.

As for the quality, the shimmer and metallic shades are the best compared to the others. They are pigmented and soft however, a few were too soft and they would break apart turning into a loose pigment. The matte shades are less pigmented but work well on me because I have fair skin therefore I can build the crease color. The lighter shades (the top left corner) are a bit too powdery and slightly chalky but they are not too bad as I can still work with them but I hardly do because I have better ones in my collection.

I would say more of the colors are good quality and would recommend this palette for the price.

I did not use a primer underneath the swatches or water to intensify them. I simply rubbed my finger in the pan and ran it 2 or 3 times on the back of my dry hand.

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e.l.f. 144 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

e.l.f. 144 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

I do not see this palette on the e.l.f. website at the moment unfortunately to put up a link.

Have you tried this palette? Let me know in the comment section below!